Road closings announced for MdTA officer's funeral


Anne Arundel County police have announced temporary road closures for tomorrow to accommodate the funeral procession of Cpl. Duke G. Aaron III.

Aaron, a Maryland Transportation Authority police officer and Pasadena resident, died Tuesday after a pickup truck rammed his cruiser on U.S. 50 east of the Bay Bridge. Traffic disruptions for the funeral procession include:

Temporary delays could occur along Mountain Road from Woods Road to Hog Neck Road, on Hog Neck Road from Mountain Road to Fort Smallwood Road, and on Fort Smallwood Road from Hog Neck Road to Edwin Raynor Boulevard from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.; police vehicles will be traveling from the Lake Shore Athletic Complex to southbound Edwin Raynor Boulevard.

No southbound traffic will be permitted on Edwin Raynor Boulevard from Fort Smallwood Road to Mountain Road from about 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. One northbound lane will be open. Access will be provided only to businesses and residences that have no other access.

Mountain Road will be closed between Tick Neck Road and Edwin Raynor Boulevard from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

From 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m., delays could occur on Route 100 between Edwin Raynor Boulevard and Route 10, on Route 10 from Route 100 to Furnace Branch Road and on Furnace Branch Road from Route 10 to Ritchie Highway.

Ritchie Highway will be closed to all northbound traffic between 6th Avenue Northeast and Furnace Branch Road during the procession from about noon to 2 p.m. Only traffic of businesses and residences that have no other access will be permitted entry.

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